Practice Areas

General Practice

My law practice is devoted to providing high quality legal work and the best personal service to each client.  As a solo practitioner, my law practice combines the accessibility and attentiveness of a small firm with the skills and resources commonly associated with larger firms.  My law practice offers cost-effective, innovative, and zealous legal advocacy in a variety of areas of law.

I am committed to finding the best possible solution to any legal problem for each client.  I pride myself in offering timely, efficient, and reasonable legal services.  I strive to produce positive results for my clients and place a strong emphasis on developing long-term relationships with clients.  I take a practical approach to the practice of law, helping my business and individual clients establish and build their businesses, avoid pitfalls, and resolve any disputes that may arise.  If you are looking for expert guidance and legal advice, look no further.  My goal is to provide a comprehensive array of legal services designed to address the needs of my clients.

Business Law and Transactions

Business Law:

My business law practice offers a wide range of legal services to small businesses, whether a sole proprietorship; “S” or “C” Corporation; general, limited, or limited liability partnership; or limited liability company.  My practice provides effective and economical legal services and advice in planning the business; formation and start-up of the business; operation of the business; and termination of the business by sale, merger, or dissolution.  Following formation of the business entity, I continue working with each client as a part of the client’s team and as a primary resource to respond to business and legal issues arising in the ordinary course of business or arising through extraordinary events.

I work with each client to find quick and cost-effective solutions to all business needs and issues.  Some of the services my law practice provides to small businesses include:

  • Business Planning
  • Commercial Law (see below)
  • Commercial and Retail Real Estate
  • Corporate Law and Governance
  • Employee Benefits Plans
  • Equipment Finance and Leasing
  • Formation of the Business as a Sole Proprietorship, “S” or “C” Corporation, General Partnership, Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership, or Limited Liability Company
  • Drafting Agreements Between the Business Owners
  • Drafting Forms For Use in the Ordinary Course Of Business
  • Drafting, Negotiating, and Reviewing Contracts With Third-Parties
  • Drafting and Enforcing Employment Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements, Non-Compete Agreements, Non-Solicitation Agreements, and Other Employment Related Agreements
  • Insurance
  • Labor and Employment Law (see below)
  • Licensing and Licensing Issues
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Sale, merger, or Dissolution
  • Stock Issuance and Purchase
  • Tax Planning with a CPA or Other Tax Adviser of the Business
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance and Issues

Business Litigation:

My business litigation practice aggressively and persuasively presents and defends claims brought by or against the business throughout every phase of litigation, including case evaluation, discovery, motion practice, trial, and appeal.  Even though I will not hesitate to take a case to trial, sometimes the best interests of the client require a method of alternative dispute resolution, such as negotiation, mediation, or arbitration.  My law practice has the resources and skills necessary to handle virtually any business litigation matter from the most complex business lawsuit to collection of a debt.

Some of the types of business litigation my law practice can handle includes, but is not limited to:

  • Commercial Litigation (see below)
  • Construction Issues
  • Contract Disputes and Breach Of Contract Issues
  • Director, Officer, Broker, and Agent Liability
  • E & O Liability
  • Insurance and Bad Faith by Insurance Companies
  • Interference With Business
  • Labor and Employment Disputes and Issues (see below)
  • Negligence
  • Product Liability (see below)
  • Regulatory Disputes
Civil Litigation

My civil litigation practice aggressively represents individuals and small businesses, whether defendants or plaintiffs, throughout every phase of litigation, including case evaluation, discovery, motion practice, trial, and appeal.  While I will not hesitate to take a case to trial, I also represent my clients in alternative dispute resolution methods, such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.  My law practice has the resources and skills necessary to handle virtually any litigation matter from the most complex business lawsuit to breach of contract or tort claims.

Some of the types of civil lawsuits my practice can handle include:

  • Breach Of Contract
  • Condemnation and Inverse Condemnation
  • Consumer Law
  • Conversion of Property
  • Commercial Law Litigation
  • Debt Collection Actions
  • Defamation (libel and slander)
  • Eminent Domain
  • Lease and Rental Property Disputes
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • Misrepresentation, Fraud, and Deceit
  • Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Property Disputes
  • Torts (Intentional and Negligence)
  • Unfair Competition
Commercial Law and Litigation

My approach is to understand my client’s business operations and needs, then work with my client to develop a strategy to achieve the client’s needs or resolve business disputes in a manner that best serves the client’s immediate needs and long-term goals.  While I will not hesitate to take a case to trial, commercial litigation frequently involves complex and sensitive issues regarding ongoing business relationships that make alternative dispute resolution methods, such as negotiation, mediation, or arbitration, the most cost-effective and preferable means of resolving a dispute.

My practice also drafts a variety of commercial agreements including, but not limited to:

  • Employment Agreements
  • Third-Party Service Provider Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Confidentiality Of Trade Secrets Agreements or Provisions Within An Agreement
  • Confidentiality Agreements or Provisions Within An Agreement
  • Non-Compete Agreements or Provisions Within An Agreement
  • Non-Solicitation Agreements or Provisions Within An Agreement
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements or Provisions Within An Agreement
  • Sales Agreements
  • Many Other Commercial Agreements For Use In Business
Consumer Rights and Protections
Banking and Financial Services Law and Regulation
Contracts and Contract Litigation
Debtor and Creditor Rights
Labor and Employment Law

Employers:

My labor and employment law practice provides effective and economic solutions to labor and employment issues, defends employers against employment-related claims, and advises employers on how to avoid litigation.

Employees:

My labor and employment law practice believes everyone is entitled to a fair, friendly, and safe work environment.  My practice aggressively works to uphold employee rights and represents employees having employment-related claims against an employer.

My labor and employment law practice represents and advises employers and employees in a wide range of labor and employment law issues including, but not limited to:

  • At-Will Employment Disputes, Policies and Issues
  • Confidentiality Agreement Drafting and Enforcement
  • Discharge In Violation Of Public Policy
  • Discipline and Discharge
  • Discrimination Based On Age, Race, Gender, or Disability
  • Employee Benefits Plans
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Employment Contract Drafting and Disputes
  • Failure To Pay Commissions, Bonuses, or Overtime
  • Harassment Policies and Investigations
  • Hiring and Promotion Policies and Issues
  • Internet and E-Mail Policies
  • Non-Compete Agreement Drafting and Enforcement
  • Non-Solicitation Agreement Drafting and Enforcement
  • Reduction In Workforce Policies and Layoffs
  • Retaliation
  • Sexual and Other Forms Of Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
Landlord and Tenant
Product Liability
Real Estate Transactions

My real estate transactions practice can provide sophisticated legal services in the areas of residential, commercial, and retail real estate to individuals, developers, builders, management companies, and real estate brokers.  My practice can also provide counseling and legal advice on a wide range of real estate matters, including property development; construction; land use; acquisition, conveyance, and transfer; financing; and leasing.

The services my practice can provide include, but are not limited to:

  • Acquisition, Transfer, Conveyance, and Sale
  • Agricultural Land Sales, Transfers, and Verbal or Written Lease Agreements
  • Commercial and Residential Construction and Development
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Easements, Covenants, and Restrictions
  • Financing
  • Leasing
  • Manufactured Housing and Manufactured Housing Communities
  • Property Management
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Retail Real Estate
  • Title Insurance and Survey Analysis and Review
  • Zoning, Planning, and Land Use